Don's Beach Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDon's Beach Hotel Negombo
Worse mattresses! Thin doors. Were able to hear what the neighbours spoke about. Really bad smell from the drains during the monsune-downpour. No breakfast on site, must go to the next door hotel. Local houses between hotel and beach, so no view.
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... started talking about a cloth craft display. Ahhh, more things to sell us!!!!!! Sure enough, there was a shop to buy things after the craft technique was shown!! When we were finished here he talked about some kind of gem display. Well, it was a “high-end” jewelry store. He was trying to sell Kim bracelets and rings for thousands of dollars. I have seen them on the internet for less than a hundred.
... a seminary before leaving and later marrying, so he's very courteous and a good sense of humour.
The other traveller is Scott, a Melbournite like me, he's 26 and has just finished a season in Singapore with Grease ( he's in theatre..). The show is next in Perth etc and later, back in Melbourne but for the moment, they have a break and he has come to Sri Lanka as his maternal grandparents were Sri Lankan and he saw this as a great chance to fit in ...
... my meal. I do not offer this as a criticism, it meant to me
that the food was freshly prepared and when it turned up it was delicious. As you can seefrom the image, there was the "main event" curry, a bit of dhal, an offering (on the bottom right of the image) that was like a mildly spiced potato salad and very tasty, mango chutney, a poppadum and another onion sambal. I should mention that further papad were brought as I ate.
The entire meal was ...
... after I walked away, two local people said hello to me. I asked about another cheap guesthouse around there. Then they took me to a nice one. The showed single room was nice and reasonable (cheaper than Hill House), so I took it immediately. The owner and a staff member were nice and friendly. They gave me welcome milk tea as well. The staff member also gave free bread which a friend had given to him. That was a great stay.
... had to wait ages for their drinks cause the bar had run out and sent the boy to the shop to get them. The Russians didn't know this and were getting a bit annoyed about waiting. Meanwhile the poor Sri Lanken Waitress was getting harrassed by the Chinese group. The men were being really rude to her. Everytime she walked past them to get to the kitchen, they harassed her with questions and ordering things for the sake of it. When the beers arrived for the Russians, ...